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Otto Kasseroller

Born on 18 Dec 1886 in Salzburg.
Crew 1906. Linenschiffleutnant (1 May 1914)
Died on 13 Mar 1950, Wien (Vienna).

Commands:
k.u.k. U2, k.u.k. U32

Harald von Keyserlingk

Born on 19 Jan 1889 in Thorn.
Crew 4/08. Oberleutnant zur See (19 Sep 1914)
Died on 9 May 1917, off the Flanders coast.

Commands:
UB 2, UB 36

Wilhelm Kiel

Born on 6 Sep 1889 in Beverstedt, Geestemünde.
Crew 4/08. Oberleutnant zur See (19 Sep 1914)
Died on 19 Feb 1917, English Channel.

Commands:
UB 12, UC 18

Wilhelm Kiesewetter

Born on 28 Oct 1878 in Leipzig.
Crew 10/00. Kapitänleutnant der Reserve (18 Aug 1916)

Commands:
UC 56

Ernst Killmann

Born on 12 Aug 1882.
Crew 4/00. Kapitänleutnant (22 Mar 1911)

Commands:
U 102

Johannes Kirchner

Born on 10 Apr 1888.
Crew 4/07. Kapitänleutnant (19 Apr 1918)
Died on 3 Jul 1945

Commands:
UC 13, UC 23, U 43

Johannes Klasing

Born on 26 Mar 1883 in Bielefeld.
Crew 4/01. Kapitänleutnant (18 Nov 1912)
Awarded the Royal House Order of Hohenzollern on 10 Jun 1918
Died on 21 Oct 1918, Mediterranean Sea.

Commands:
U 34, U 34

Alfred Klatt

Born on 30 Nov 1889 in Elbing.
Crew 4/09. Oberleutnant zur See (2 May 1915)
Died on 8 Jan 1918, Mediterranean Sea.

Commands:
UC 14, UC 38, UB 69

Friedrich Klein

Born on 2 Feb 1886.
Crew 4/05. Kapitänleutnant (24 Apr 1916)

Commands:
U 21

Heinrich (i.V.) Koch

Born on 23 May 1887.
Crew 4/10. Leutnant zur See der Reserve (18 Sep 1915)

Commands:
U 19

Constantin Kolbe

Born on 19 Jun 1885.
Crew 4/03. Kapitänleutnant (14 Jul 1914)

Commands:
U 19, U 152, U 141

Walter Kolbe

Born on 1 Dec 1892 in Frankfurt am Main.
Crew 4/10. Oberleutnant zur See (22 Mar 1916)
Died on 5 May 1918, Off the Irish coast.

Commands:
UB 119

Paul König

Born on 20 Mar 1867.
Kapitänleutnant der Reserve (10 Dec 1904)
Awarded the Royal House Order of Hohenzollern
Died on 8 Aug 1933, Gnadau.

Commands:
U

Karl Koopmann

Born on 17 Jul 1884.
Crew 4/03. Kapitänleutnant (16 Dec 1914)

Commands:
U 101, U 80

Waldemar Kophamel

Born on 16 Aug 1880 in Graudenz.
Crew 4/98. Korvettenkapitän (17 Oct 1915)
Awarded the Royal House Order of Hohenzollern on 19 Nov 1915
Awarded the Pour le Mérite on 29 Dec 1917
Died on 4 Nov 1934, Plön.

Commands:
U 35, U 151, U 140

Andreas Korparic

Born on 20 Jun 1890 in Mostar, Herzegowina.
Crew 1909. Linenschiffleutnant (1 May 1916)

Commands:
k.u.k. U10, k.u.k. U15

Hans Paul Korsch

Born on 9 Sep 1890 in Stettin.
Crew 4/09. Oberleutnant zur See (2 May 1915)
Died on 16 May 1918, SW of Sardinia.

Commands:
UC 35

Alfred Korte

Born on 1 Aug 1884.
Crew 4/01. Kapitänleutnant (25 Apr 1912)

Commands:
U 122

Ernst Krafft

Born on 28 Feb 1885 in Berlin.
Crew 4/03. Kapitänleutnant (16 Apr 1915)
Awarded the Royal House Order of Hohenzollern on 31 Dec 1917
Died on 27 Jul 1954, Vladimir Prison soviet camp.

Commands:
U 72, UB 51

Alfred Krameyer

Born on 16 Aug 1889 in Berlin.
Crew 4/08. Oberleutnant zur See (19 Sep 1914)
Died on 5 Apr 1918, off Griz Nez.

Commands:
UB 16, UC 79

Franz Krapohl

Born on 12 Mar 1878.
Crew 10/03. Kapitänleutnant der Reserve (26 Apr 1917)
Died on 8 Apr 1945, Baltic.

Commands:
UB 92, U 52

Walter Krastel

Born on 29 Jan 1892.
Crew 4/11. Oberleutnant zur See (26 Apr 1917)
Died on 15 Sep 1966

Commands:
UB 96

Hans Kratzsch

Born on 31 Jan 1884 in Gera-Reuss.
Crew 4/02. Kapitänleutnant (22 Mar 1914)
Died on 10 Mar 1915, Straits of Dover.

Commands:
U 39, U 12

Günther Krause

Born on 25 Jan 1890 in Wilhelmshaven.
Crew 4/09. Oberleutnant zur See (2 May 1915)
Died on 12 Oct 1983, Bad Segeberg.

Commands:
UB 41, UB 83

Hermann Arthur Krauß

Born on 29 Jan 1889.
Crew 4/07. Kapitänleutnant (18 Jan 1918)

Commands:
UB 118

Günther Krech

Born on 29 Jan 1886.
Crew 4/05. Kapitänleutnant (24 Apr 1916)
Died on 5 Mar 1919, Highly War Hospital UK.

Commands:
UB 85

Günther Kreysern

Born on 22 Oct 1889 in Cosel, Oder.
Crew 4/07. Oberleutnant zur See (27 Sep 1913)
Died on 26 May 1916, Hoofden.

Commands:
UC 3

Ernst Krieger

Born on 6 Jul 1893.
Crew 4/11. Oberleutnant zur See (26 Apr 1917)

Commands:
UB 64

Carl Albrecht Kroll

Born on 20 Apr 1882 in Eggesin, Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, Germany.
Crew 4/00. Korvettenkapitän (14 Oct 1917)
Died on 15 Mar 1918, N Ireland.

Commands:
U 110

Johann Krsnjavi

Born on 31 Oct 1886 in Djakpovo, Dalmatia.
Crew 1905. Linenschiffleutnant (1 May 1913)
Died on 18 Jul 1935, Drenje/Djakpovo, Dalmatia.

Commands:
k.u.k. U11, k.u.k. U40

Hans Kukat

Born on 4 May 1888 in Karalene, Insterburg (now Seljony Bor, Russia).
Crew 4/07. Kapitänleutnant (14 Oct 1917)
Died on 9 May 1918, English Channel.

Commands:
UC 78, UC 78

Heinrich Kukat

Born on 2 Mar 1891.
Crew 4/10. Oberleutnant zur See (22 Mar 1916)
Awarded the Royal House Order of Hohenzollern on 16 Sep 1918
Died on 3 Apr 1920, Ruhr revolution.

Commands:
UC 20, UB 50

Hans Kükenthal

Born on 3 Sep 1891 in Großwalbur, Coburg.
Crew 4/10. Oberleutnant zur See (22 Mar 1916)
Died on 8 Aug 1918, English Channel.

Commands:
UC 49

Otto Kümpel

Born on 21 Jan 1891.
Crew 4/09. Oberleutnant zur See (2 May 1915)
Died on 19 Sep 1935, Hamburg.

Commands:
UC 20, UC 37

Heinrich Küstner

Born on 9 Sep 1889 in Berlin.
Crew 4/08. Oberleutnant zur See (19 Sep 1914)
Died on 7 May 1917, off Flanders.

Commands:
UC 1, UB 39

Georg König

Born on 23 Apr 1885 in Meldorf.
Crew 4/02. Kapitänleutnant (22 Mar 1914)
Died on 21 Jan 1915, North Sea.

Commands:
U 7

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